Bill Hobbs, The Gift that Keeps on Giving

If we overlook for a second the fact that every time Bill Hobbs puts fingers to keyboard he’s making the state of Tennessee look like a scary backwater unfriendly to all outsiders and the TNGOP look like a bunch of bullies, it’s hard not to enjoy his antics just a little bit.

So, yes, we’re still talking about the whole TNGOP v. Michelle Obama mess and what a hilarious mess it is.  First was the nefarious YouTube clip in which the TNGOP attempted to call into question the patriotism of a woman proudly married to a US Senator who is running for President, which to many folks looked like Hobbs and Smith taking cheap shots at the man’s wife, while also attempting to continue the whole “they aren’t like us” meme, which is, at the end of the day, all they really have, since their candidate is, well, John McCain. 

And now that they’ve yet again embarrassed us on the national stage, we’re into the next-day “can’t you take a joke” spin.  For your enjoyment, I bring you “What?  Everyone we polled at AOL said it was okay that we acted like schoolyard bullies” complete with this awesome line:

Well, at least with the views of the AOL audience – which, incidentally, is known to skew heavily to the Left.

Bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.  Oh, yeah, you find all the hipsters and cool cats on AOL, don’t cha know?  Are they even still in business? 

I swear, I know the TNGOP is going to do what they like and apparently they like the attention Hobbs and Smith bring them, but if I found my communications director trying to pass of AOL as a hotbed of liberalness, like that’s conventional wisdom, I’d spend the weekend questioning whether I was getting my money’s worth out of him.  Once he spouts crap like that, would you ever trust him to give you the truth about how the internet works?  I doubt many Obama supporters even know what AOL is.

What’s next?  Is Hobbs going to complain about those kids today driving around listening to that heavy metal music in their Oldsmobiles?

And then the “I’m just a dottering old man who doesn’t like these kids today with their loud music and their brash wives” complaining continues on the TNGOP’s own site:

Judging from the temper tantrum they’re tossing today over our light-hearted video holding Michelle Obama accountable for scripted remarks she made on two separate occasions on the campaign trail on behalf of her husband, the answer is “yes.”

See, it was just light-hearted.  Just a joke supposed to show what an uppity bitch Obama is and to remind Mr. Obama that he needs to keep his wife in line.  You know, it’s so light-hearted to joke about a man needing to learn to keep his wife in line.

Except, that it is kind of funny, but not for the reason the TNGOP intends.  I mean, here we are living in a state in which the Democratic party is a bunch of corrupt, out-of-touch nimrods and the best the Republicans can do to counteract that is to position themselves as the party of mean old people who hate everybody.

It would be sad if it wasn’t so damn funny.

(See Tiny Pasture.)

9 thoughts on “Bill Hobbs, The Gift that Keeps on Giving

  1. I can’t figure it. i mean, sure, a few years ago, I would have understood the tactic. They were in charge, they owned radio, Fox news still had an audience, and people in general still believed the Iraq war was justified. The only thing that is still true today is that they still dominate radio…and Boy! did they throw a winner up on Hardball yesterday!

    I’m not a Republican, but I’m so embarrassed that they keep making the news, mostly because I know most of them are just sheltered, and scared, and well, ignorant. I feel compelled to look out for them.

    Patriotism? Really? Is this the hill you guys choose to die on? Are y’all THAT lame?

  2. Yeah, but TN (Nashville, at least) is 5 to 15 years behind the rest of the country in cultural trends. So maybe they haven’t noticed this stuff yet.

  3. Really? 5-15 years? That means East Tn will NEVER catch up, without causing some kind of time/space black hole thingie. Reminds me of Steven Wright’s line about putting instant coffee in a microwave, and almost going back in time.

    maybe its his delivery….

  4. but if I found my communications director trying to pass of[sic] AOL as a hotbed of liberalness

    Remember, it’s conventional conservative knowledge that EVERYTHING has a liberal bias.

    (I do wonder though who they think runs all of these liberally biased things since they simultaneously claim that liberals are out of touch with “mainstream America”)

  5. Remember, it’s conventional conservative knowledge that EVERYTHING has a liberal bias.

    no, no — just everything in the real world. of course, why anybody would ever think AOL was part of that

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